Sales of the Vuvuzela are reportedly skyrocketing in India, meaning that bastard horn will make its reappearance at the Commonwealth Games, which are kind of like the Olympics for countries full of brown people that have an old white lady on their money.
Vuvuzelas have reached the big time, having been added to the newest edition of the OED along with such other words that we'll be using forever and ever as "staycation," "bromance," "chillax," and "interweb"—singular. [NYT]
The World Cup ends this weekend, so let's take one last look at cultural and historical milestones being rudely — and humorously — interrupted by that most noble of African horns, the vuvuzela.
As ESPN ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer is tasked with examining any professional questions or conflicts of interest raised by the network's coverage of sports and sports news. So naturally, this month's column, posted today, is about vuvuzelas.
It's Friday, which means it's time to tack on a vuvuzela to various indelible moments in world and cultural history. Enjoy and suggest more for next week's final edition.
Last week, we compiled several great moments in history, film, and the internet and set them to the now-iconic buzzing of the vuvuzela. Here's a sequel. Please add your suggestions in the comments below. We'll do another of these soon.
A South African woman tore up her throat. A German man busted an eardrum — while still in Germany. Clearly, the vuvuzelas are a menace. And now they're coming for Benedict XVI.
This is Yoni. He's really excited about the World Cup. To express his excitement, he went into the wilds of Times Square with a vuvuzela. This is his story. [LandlineTV]
A 27-year-old Yankee fan brought a vuvuzela that he bought for $6 on the internet (ripoff) to the Stadium on Tuesday. He was kindly asked to leave. So I guess that settles it. [NYPost]
By now you should be familiar with the vuvuzela, whose buzzing has become the unofficial anthem of the World Cup. Here's a compilation of great moments in history, film, and the internet that may or may not have been improved by vuvuzelas.
That terrible sound you'll be hearing over the next few weeks is the vuvuzela, which Dash described last year as "South Africa's answer to the Thunderstick." His story is below.
If you've watched the Confederations Cup, you have no doubt been annoyed by the mysterious buzzing sound that drowns out even the TV announcers. Well, get used to it, because that sound will haunt you throughout next year's World Cup.